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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 May;55(5):452-8. doi: 10.1177/0009922815589915. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

Patterns of Recovery Following Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents.

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1
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada lpurcell1015@rogers.com.
2
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
3
Brescia University College, London, Ontario, Canada London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Time to symptom resolution, return to school, and return to play after a sport-related concussion in children and adolescents (8-17 years of age) was examined using a retrospective cohort design. A total of 198 patients aged 8 to 17 years were included, with a mean age of 13.5 years (SD = 2.2). Patients aged 8 to 12 years were symptom-free in a median of 12.0 (range 1-60) days whereas 13- to 17-year olds were symptom-free in a median of 14.0 (range 1-300) days (P = .04). Patients aged 8 to 12 years returned to learn in a median of 4.0 (range 0-30) days compared with 2.5 (range 0-55.0) days in 13- to 17-year-olds (P = .86). Patients aged 8 to 12 years returned to play in a median of 14.0 (range 4-75) days compared with a median of 19.5 (range 5-75) days in 13- to 17-year-olds (P = .06). These results indicate that children and adolescents generally take 2 to 4 weeks to recover from a sport-related concussion.

KEYWORDS:

adolescents; children; recovery; sport concussion; youth

PMID:
26063756
DOI:
10.1177/0009922815589915
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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